Rain and lightning postpone ball games


Rain was the winner Wednesday (May 31), especially against anyone hitting a ball.

The Hamilton Thunderbirds Intercounty Baseball League game in Oshawa was rained out and second round play in the Canadian University College Golf championship was suspended because of rain and lightning.

The Thunderbirds and Dodgers will make up the game on June 24 as part of an afternoon doubleheader in Oshawa.

Despite the storm at the Thornhill Country Club, McMaster University golfer Jason Wellings of Flamborough got in his round, an impressive 68 that stood as the day’s low score. His two-day total is 141. University of Manitoba’s Brad Kirton and Vikes Todd Halpen are the current club house leaders. Halpen’s two-day score is 69-71—140 while Kirton’s is 71-69—140.

The Marauders are in seventh place with a 604 total. Prior to the suspension, the University of Victoria Vikes surged to the clubhouse lead taking the top spot over the Humber Institute of Technology Hawks. The Vikes notched a 290 for a two-day total of 290-292–582 to pull just two strokes ahead of the Hawks who sit at 584.

The tournament is scheduled to end Friday.